The Feeding Experimentation Device v.3 (FED3) is a smart pellet dispensing device originally designed for training mice on nose-poking tasks. Contributors to the product include Lex Kravitz, Sophi Kravitz, Bridget Matikainen-Ankney, Andrew Hardaway, Mohamed Ali, Katrina Nguyen, and Filipe Carvalho. FED3 is battery powered and designed for home cages. It collects information on nosepokes and […]
Charles-Anthony Fortin of photonetc writes in response to More DIY Opitcal Shutters, to tells us about Brandstrom Instruments. They sell self-restoring solenoids for as low as $250, and bare aluminum shutters for as low as $25.
One way to make microfluidic devices, is to use a milling machine. A paper by Ali Lashkaripour, Ryan Silva and Douglas Densmore compares three micromilling machines (tiny milling machines), evaluated their accuracy, and provides methods for evaluating the accuracy of your own miromilling machines. The only machine evaluated that is still being produced, is the […]
A new spin-off of Click Chemistry Tools called Fluoroprobes, is creating generic versions of fluorescent dyes. Our lab recently switched from buying Alexa Fluor® 647 NHS Ester from Thermo Fisher ($339/1mg) to the generic AF 647 NHS Ester from Fluroprobes ($139/1mg). Saves us quite a bit of $$$. We use this dye to label proteins […]
On this website, at least 20 of the Do-It-Yourself pieces of research equipment that we have covered involve Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). We once suggested using EasyEDA to design and order these components, and were told over time that we were wrong, and that you should download KiCAD and use that instead. But this is […]